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Big B honoured for being ‘bridge builder’ between India and Europe

FPJ Bureau | Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 09:14 AM IST

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Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by European Union for strengthening Europe-India cultural ties. The 75-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the pictures from the award ceremony and thanked EU Ambassador Tomasz Kozlowski for bestowing him with the honour. “Thanks to  #EU Ambassador Kozlowski @EU_Amb_India  #EUIndiaEkSaath,  for bestowing a prestigious award on me from the EU for being a bridge builder between India and Europe,” Bachchan tweeted.

Kozlowski responded to the actor’s post on the microblogging site saying his films bring European cinema lovers close to the Indian culture. “Thank you @SrBachchan for celebrating with us Europe Day and European Year of Cultural Heritage. Your artistic accomplishments & contributions to Europe-India cultural ties are unique. You bring Indian culture closer to European film lovers. We honour you for that! @EU_in_India,” Kozlowski wrote.

Daughter Shweta accompanied Bachchan for the award ceremony.

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Bachchan, whose last release “102 Not Out”, co-starring Rishi Kapoor, was well-received by critics as well as audiences, will next be seen in “Thugs of Hindostan”.

The megastar had recently been voted the most engaging Indian actor on Facebook in a new survey.  According to Score Trends, the 75-year-old actor has over 30 million followers on the popular social networking site.

The survey announced Big B as the numero uno actor with 100 points on Facebook, closely followed by Salman Khan with 95 and Shah Rukh Khan with 68 points.  “Padmaavat” star Ranveer Singh ranks fourth with 52 points and Akshay Kumar is fifth with 49 points.

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Published on: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 12:18 AM IST